Member stories

British Military Fitness (BMF) members are a passionate and dedicated group of people. Everyday across the country we see members get fitter, stronger and happier. If you're looking for reasons why BMF is for you read some of our member's stories here. These are real members, telling it straight, in their own words.

Manchester mother loses four and a half stone* and finds new lease of life

June 24th, 2016

Manchester mother loses four and a half stone* and finds new lease of life

“A few years ago, Manchester mother of four Clare Lyons was overweight, unhealthy and depressed. Following her son’s diagnosis with a brain tumour in 2007, Clare turned to food for comfort and was soon tipping the scales at 15 stone. Diagnosed with depression and fed up with her weight, Clare decided enough was enough.…”

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Birkenhead man tells of incredible recovery from brain injury through BMF

May 5th, 2016

Birkenhead man tells of incredible recovery from brain injury through BMF

““I have no memory of what happened in those lost hours”. 18 months on from his severe brain injury, Chris has made a full recovery and is back at BMF classes, crediting the classes for aiding his recovery and allowing him to run his first marathon since the injury in June 2015. …”

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Mother of autistic child tells of how fitness has been her salvation

January 19th, 2016

Mother of autistic child tells of how fitness has been her salvation

“A mother of three from Buckinghamshire, whose eldest son was born with severe autism, has shared her story of the pressures she faced and how fitness has helped her to cope with the stress that comes with raising a child with autism.…”

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In it together: London couple shift 8.5 stone* through BMF

November 10th, 2015

In it together: London couple shift 8.5 stone* through BMF

“Since starting BMF classes, London couple Emily and Chris have completely overhauled their lifestyle, and have lost an incredible 8.5 stone between them.…”

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“Exercise saved me from a heart attack”, says 63-year-old fitness enthusiast

November 3rd, 2015

“Exercise saved me from a heart attack”, says 63-year-old fitness enthusiast

“Tony Jarvis is a 63-year-old father of three and grandfather of five from Leicester. In 2011, despite leading an active life, Tony was suffering from angina – chest pains often associated with coronary heart disease. However, thanks to his hard work at BMF, Tony has recovered and now looks forward to pushing himself to the next level.…”

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Senior Fitizens! Surrey over 60s have never felt fitter

September 9th, 2015

Senior Fitizens! Surrey over 60s have never felt fitter

“Two over 60s from Surrey are proving that age is simply a number as they train with BMF in their local park. Ian Harrison, 71, and Stewart Kettle, 67, both regularly train at Frimley Lodge Park and say that since joining BMF they have never felt fitter.…”

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84-year-old Wolvo wonderman reaps rewards of BMF

August 25th, 2015

84-year-old Wolvo wonderman reaps rewards of BMF

“Staying in shape is never easy, and when you reach old age the challenge becomes even more difficult. Still, that didn’t stop former police officer Mike Collins, 84, from Merry Hill, Wolverhampton, who joined BMF in 2011, after being intrigued by a feature in the local paper.…”

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Merseyside father loses six stone* after being too overweight for theme park ride

August 25th, 2015

Merseyside father loses six stone* after being too overweight for theme park ride

“Since joining BMF, Brendan, from the Wirral, has dropped from 23 stone to 17 stone, and is feeling much healthier and no longer restricted by his weight.…”

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Sheffield mother gets new lease of life after dropping three and a half stone* following break-up

August 7th, 2015

Sheffield mother gets new lease of life after dropping three and a half stone* following break-up

“Carol, from Sheffield, she was at her lowest, feeling unhappy, overweight and overworked when she discovered British Military Fitness (BMF) in her local park and has since lost a remarkable three and a half stone and found a whole new lease of life.…”

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Merseyside teaching assistant loses astonishing ten stone* through BMF

July 7th, 2015

Merseyside teaching assistant loses astonishing ten stone* through BMF

“Back in 2011, 47-year old Lisa Madden was overweight and unhealthy. Tipping the scales at 20 stone, the married mother-of-three decided it was time to make a change and embarked on a health kick that would change her life. Since making changes to her diet, walking, and joining her local British Military Fitness class in Birkenhead in September 2011, Lisa has shed an incredible ten stone and says joining BMF was the best decision she has ever made.…”

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*Results may vary
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